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VCSA 6.5 restore from VAMI backup - target server name question.

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Hello all...

I've got a backup of my vcsa 6.5 embedded server obtained from the VAMI.  I'm creating an internal restore document and am stuck answering the target server name prompt. In the

"Configure network settings" window I receive the following error: "FQDN/IP of system name is the same as target's server".  Pretty self-explanatory but I don't understand why it's a problem. If I'm restoring the vcsa why do I have to use different settings than what has already been configured?  I'm guessing that it's a restoration creating a new vcsa?

Thanks,

Mark Johnsen

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You can perform a restore operation by using the GUI installer of the vCenter Server Appliance. The process consists of deploying a new vCenter Server Appliance and copying the data from the file-based backup to the new appliance.

You can also perform a restore operation by deploying a new vCenter Server Appliance and using the vCenter Server Appliance management interface to copy the data from the file-based backup to the new appliance.

See for more information:

Restore a vCenter Server Appliance from a File-Based Backup

Blog: https://rickverstegen84.wordpress.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/verstegenrick

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You can perform a restore operation by using the GUI installer of the vCenter Server Appliance. The process consists of deploying a new vCenter Server Appliance and copying the data from the file-based backup to the new appliance.

You can also perform a restore operation by deploying a new vCenter Server Appliance and using the vCenter Server Appliance management interface to copy the data from the file-based backup to the new appliance.

See for more information:

Restore a vCenter Server Appliance from a File-Based Backup

Blog: https://rickverstegen84.wordpress.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/verstegenrick
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Thank you, RickVerstegen for the prompt reply...

Okay I understand now.  Part 1 creates a new vcsa using different settings than the existing (there is only a single) vcsa.  Part 2 is where the backed-up settings are written to the newly-created vcsa.

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